A Global Gazetteer of the Instructive and Strange
Hardback 309pp Illustrated
9781846143366   Product Code: 98092
'A collection of some of the more unusual facts concerning every nation on earth', John Oldale's illustrated gazetteer provides a wondrous miscellany of information, from the origins of the carrot (Afghanistan) and the only confirmed gender cheat in Olympic history (Germany) to Zimbabwe's inflation nightmare. There are also Global Significance Ratings for each country (UK comes third), a list of their World Heritage sites and how to say 'hello' and 'goodbye'.